Lake Geneva is one of the most famous landmarks in Europe. Spanning 26 miles, one of the great ways to soak it up is from the comfort of a train carriage.
Handy then, if you happen to be transferring from one end of the lake at Montreux, to the other in Geneva. It’s one of the great Swiss journeys, and all in less than an hour. In that time, you’ll be able to scale the breadth of the lake without having to step outside. 52 services a day run on this popular route. This means you don’t have to plan ahead too much, especially as trains run up until 23:55.
To find out more about the journey to Geneva, including the latest train times and FAQs, please scroll down for additional information.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Montreux to Geneva by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Montreux and Geneva is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 71 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Montreux to Geneva is 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Montreux to Geneva can start from as little as €8.23 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Montreux to Geneva without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from Montreux to Geneva each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Montreux to Geneva leaves at 00:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Montreux to Geneva leaves at 23:48. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Montreux to Geneva cover a distance of around 40 miles (64 km) during the journey.